Since the beginning of our relationship, my husband and I have trained together. By trained, I mean in fitness; we've worked together to achieve a common goal - half marathon, 5k, 10k, and now we will begin to tackle the marathon. It's time that has served our relationship well in several areas. We've had set time together on the weekends for the long training runs, which means we have a minimum of 30 minutes set aside that we can use to talk through things or talk about things on our minds (as the distance of our runs increases, so does the amount of time we spend in conversation). These long runs have been great for us to realize things, has out thoughts, or just emote (which is what I did during the last time my dad was hospitalized).
During the emotional lower times (tough week at work, family member sickness, insecurity), the long training runs and workouts are great for the listening partner as well - it allows him or her to encourage the other while having an example at hand of the strength of the partner.
All of that to ask - do you work out with your spouse/significant other? If so, have you noticed any gains in your relationship since you started the practice? What types of workouts do you do together?
If you don't workout/train together, why not? Do you think that training together might help the success of one or both of you? Do you think your spouse/significant other would be open to working out together for 45 minutes 2-3 times per week if there were other couples present (more of a small group fitness setting)? I'm crowd-sourcing some ideas for the future business here. Theories and ideas are appreciated!